Shopping Saturday … home accessory ideas – is it time to update your accessories?
Adding accessories to a space seems easier than it is. Accessories can take your room from country to modern in a heartbeat.
Accessories can be an impulse purchase anywhere at any time so my tip ~ restraint and a tape measure are the ultimate keys. There is something about the tape measure, it doesn’t have an opinion ~ either it fits or it doesn’t, simple. Restraint works in the same way ~ there are gray areas but using restraint will keep you on track; for example ~ with young children and a golden retriever that 5 foot floor vase is not a good option right now.
See what’s out there ~
Take a couple of hours to just “window shop” accessories in your favorite mall or shopping area, I have a great mall close by with major home furnishing retailers in and around it. I make sure to “window shop” accessories at least once a season and frequently browse other home furnishing sites online as well.
Accessories can be seasonal too ~
While at clothing store recently the sales associate said to me “come back Tuesday we will have our holiday collection in by then”. It’s the same with home furnishings ~ the accessories right now in the home stores are brimming with their holiday collections.
Update your accessories room by room ~
It’s hard enough for me to clean out my clothing closet – but accessories? Without realizing it that area rug you purchased 10 years ago may just be the key to that room not looking quite right now. Has your cocktail table taken a beating over the years ~ update it with a pair of smaller accent tables.
Accent pillows and window treatment fabrics are so beautiful, affordable and are readily available, maybe its time to replace or add new.
Faux or silk plants ~ update them with terrariums they are really on trend right now.
Happy Shopping Saturday ~ and have a wonderful weekend! ~ nancy